Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Village Board will review a downtown streetscape and parking study May 20.
From the Village of Glen Ellyn The Glen Ellyn Village Board on May 28 will take action on a streetscape and parking study of downtown Glen Ellyn Village has been working with a steering committee and the consultant team of Houseal Lavigne Associates, Gary R. Weber Associates, Walker Parking and Engineering Resource Associates on a downtown streetscape and parking study for the past few months. At its April 10, 2013 meeting, the steering committee voted unanimously to recommended board's approval of the study. The study will be presented to the Village Board at a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20. The study is being funded by a $50,000 grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. It’s just one of many projects the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Patch has all the scheduling and pricing information you need for the 2013 Taste of Glen Ellyn.
The 33rd Annual Taste of Glen Ellyn, hosted by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce will be Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19 in downtown Glen Ellyn. The Village Fair will open Wednesday. Live entertainment, food vendors, and a beer and wine tent will be available Thursday night through Saturday night in the parking lot at 400 N. Main St. Wristbands for the Village Fair The Village Fair will be Wednesday through Sunday. The fair hours are 5-10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Wristbands are $18 or $14 after 5:30 p.m. Discounted carnival coupons are available for $2 for Thursday and Friday. Thursday, May 16 Friday, May 17 Saturday, May 18 Sunday, May 19 Share your photos of the Taste…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In July, the downtown dining spot will officially change its name to fire + wine to avoid going to court with a California restaurant.
Seeking to avoid a court battle and keep its focus on the food, Glen Ellyn’s well-known dining establishment flour + wine will soon have a new name. The restaurant, known for its pizza, pasta and, according to diners, consistently good food, will soon change its name to fire + wine. A California restaurant filed a complaint recently claiming ownership of a name similar to flour + wine, according to the owners. To avoid litigation and what might be a long, drawn out court battle the owners will change the name, effective July 1, shortly after its first anniversary. “Since we started this fire on the West coast, we think it’s appropriate to rename ourselves fire + wine,” said flour + wine co-owner Michael Vai. “We can spend the next 18 …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
School of Rock will celebrate its opening on May 4 with an open house and concert.
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Saturday, May 4
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Made in Italy Trattoria in downtown Glen Ellyn should open next week, according to the restaurant's Facebook page.
Made in Italy Trattoria, 476 Forest Ave. in downtown Glen Ellyn is hiring servers who know about Italian ingredients, according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page. Made in Italy Trattoria will take applications in person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 25, with plans to open next week, according to the post. The food at Made in Italy Trattoria has a "rustic feel," with simple ingredients and traditional, flavorful cooking techniques, according to the restaurant's page. For more information, go to the Made in Italy Trattoria Facebook page. There are plenty of ways to keep up with Glen Ellyn news:
Friday, April 12, 2013
Fast food restaurant receives grant money for facade and interior improvements.
A new fast food restaurant set to open in downtown Glen Ellyn this spring has received $30,000 in grants for interior and facade improvements from the Village of Glen Ellyn, according to the spring newsletter from the village's economic development department. The Stand Restaurant, 542 Crescent Blvd. received a $15,000 Interior Improvement Grant from the village for upgrades including a sprinkler system, a fire alarm system, a new electrical system, new plumbing and concrete floors in the basement and on the first floor. The village also approved a $15,000 Facade Improvement Grant for a new awning, doors and windows and masonry and limestone construction upgrades at the restaurant. The Stand will open in the former Express Press location …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The annual Wedding Walk in downtown Glen Ellyn will be held Sunday, April 14, featuring more than 20 local businesses.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Bird On A Wire Studio celebrates its grand opening at 492 N. Main St. April 10.
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Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation against idea to replace 1907 horse trough, a historic landmark, with a new structure as part of downtown planning.
Glen Ellyn citizen preservationists are against a preliminary idea to replace the 106-year-old horse trough in the center of downtown Glen Ellyn with something new as a result of ongoing planning for downtown improvements. A recent draft study of downtown Glen Ellyn included ideas to change the existing streetscape with new trees, lighting, permeable pavers and an obelisk-shaped structure in place of the horse trough in the center of Main Street at Crescent Boulevard. Originally erected in 1907, the horse trough was designated a village landmark in 2012. Made of cast iron, the trough was donated to the village by William C. Newton to provide water for horses and dogs on the town’s main street, according to a news release from the Citizens…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Village of Glen Ellyn considers study with recommendations for improvements to downtown streetscape areas.
The Village of Glen Ellyn and consultants last week presented a first draft of ideas for improving the downtown Glen Ellyn streetscape and parking. The village received a $50,000 grant to fund the study from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and has been working with a steering committee and consultant team of Houseal Lavigne Associates, Gary R. Weber Associates, Walker Parking and Engineering Resource Associates after considering results of a visual preference survey and two online questionnaires. According to the study, Glen Ellyn already has an "active and vibrant" downtown. "The streetscape improvements are designed to provide guidance for implementing improvements to complement, not detract from or replace, the existing …